Monday, August 07, 2006


Anti-Stupidity Pill Developed: Politics May Be Doomed!

I hit a wall sometime Friday: just too much to do and too little motivation to do hardly any of it. So a couple of days off is good for the soul, mind, and maybe even the body.

The following posting cheered me up a great deal. I can think of thousands who could benefit. Millions, if I knew millions. An anti-stupidity pill wouldn’t quite straighten everything out; it would take an anti-denial pill to do that. We’ll never see that, but in the meanwhile, something that might take the edge off some of the more outrageous outbreaks of stupidity would be great.

Anyhow, if the pill works on fruit flies and mice, it's bound to work on members of Congress.

Yahoo! News
You know anybody who needs an "anti-stupid" pill?

Mon Aug 7, 8:30 AM ET

A German scientist has been testing an "anti-stupidity" pill with encouraging results on mice and fruit flies, Bild newspaper reported Saturday.

It said Hans-Hilger Ropers, director at Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, has tested a pill thwarting hyperactivity in certain brain nerve cells, helping stabilize short-term memory and improve attentiveness.

"With mice and fruit flies we were able to eliminate the loss of short-term memory," Ropers, 62, is quoted saying in the German newspaper, which has dubbed it the "world's first anti-stupidity pill."

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